On The Tee: Smith shines in perfect conditions

Thursday’s perfect weather in the lead up to Easter saw George Smith play his best round for a while to take out the A-grade with 41 points from consistently improving junior, Ben Mackey on 39. Newly elected Vice Captain Darryn Bruce maintained his good form to take the A-grade scratch on 35.

Bruce Gray showed his true colours to win B-grade with 40 points from Al Hammond on 38 with Paul Rosconi taking the B-grade scratch on 20 points.

Jim Moore turned back the clock to combine with Julian Curran to win the 2BBB with a good 48 points.

Gil Luck was in luck to get nearest the pin with 120cm on the 8th hole with Wayne Coles getting closest to the 13th pin at 138cm.

The Easter weekend saw a break from the Club Championships with the 3rd round scheduled for next Saturday April 22.

The Easter Saturday comp drew a good crowd of 152 players.

Home for the Easter Weekend Ben Matheson shot his best round ever. Playing off a handicap of 8 Ben scored 46 stableford points, or 68 gross to easily win A-grade. Tony Pryce returned to form to score second place on 42 points. Brian Hope was 3rd on 40 points with the ever consistent Phil Campbell taking the scratch with 36 points.

In B-grade Kevin Arrow was firing darts to win with 44 points from Glen Writer on 41. Reg Rivett took out the scratch score with 22 points.

Ben Matheson combined well with Dad Norm to win the 2BBB on 52 points from Jake Davis and David Taylor back on 49 points.

Peter Moase in his return to golf at 206cm was closest to the pin on the 8th whilst Geoff Cooke won the 13th at 169cm.

The Easter Monday competition attracted a good crowd eager to compete in the best 2 round total competition for the weekend.

Visitor from Parkes Ken Cobcroft was the winner of the daily competition with 40 points from Dean Fidirikkos just one back on 39.

The best two rounds for the Easter long weekend went to Adrian Haynes with a total of 74 which included an eagle on the 4th hole in the Sunday round. He counted out Tim McKinnon also on 74. Jake Davis recorded the best 2 rounds by a Junior and Monique Hagerty was the best of the ladies with a total of 70.​

FOCUS: Sel Coles watches his tee shot during a recent round at the Bathurst Golf Club. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 020417pbgolf1

FOCUS: Sel Coles watches his tee shot during a recent round at the Bathurst Golf Club. Photo: PHIL BLATCH 020417pbgolf1

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